Meister, Riff - Rough Sketch

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Meister, Riff - Rough Sketch

Post by riffmeister » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:08 pm

OK this little ditty is not perfected yet, still some work to do to smooth out transitions, a little more embellishment of the B section, yady yady. And just a rough one take after fooling around with it a few times, then hit the record button.

But I was anxious to hear what my new Cordoba 55FCE negra would sound like recorded, using the internal Fishman piezo/mic system played through my PA system. Between the guitar and PA I had a Fishman Platinum Pro EQ, and I just put a Zoom H4n near the PA speaker to record.

And......this little melody sounds like I might have subconsciously ripped it off from some other song? Does anyone recognize it? I hope not, I'd like to think it's "original", lol!

I am pleased with the recorded sound. Not bad at all!
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Re: Messier, Riff - Rough Sketch

Post by petermc61 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:40 am

Hi Riffy

Really lovely, as usual. I look forward to hearing your various sketches.

Bits of it do remind me of SI Beag Si Mor by Turlough O'Carolan. I wouldn't worry too much though, he has been dead for 378 years!

Cheers
Peter

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Re: Messier, Riff - Rough Sketch

Post by chiral3 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:53 am

Very nice, as always, riff!
A tree falls the way it leans. - The Lorax

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Re: Messier, Riff - Rough Sketch

Post by riffmeister » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:57 am

petermc61 wrote:Hi Riffy

Really lovely, as usual. I look forward to hearing your various sketches.

Bits of it do remind me of SI Beag Si Mor by Turlough O'Carolan. I wouldn't worry too much though, he has been dead for 378 years!

Cheers
Peter
Aha! I thought it sounded a bit too familiar to be mine!

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Re: Messier, Riff - Rough Sketch

Post by petermc61 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:07 am

riffmeister wrote:
petermc61 wrote:Hi Riffy

Really lovely, as usual. I look forward to hearing your various sketches.

Bits of it do remind me of SI Beag Si Mor by Turlough O'Carolan. I wouldn't worry too much though, he has been dead for 378 years!

Cheers
Peter
Aha! I thought it sounded a bit too familiar to be mine!
How DARE he pre-emptively pinch a bit of your tune!!! I'm outraged!
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Re: Messier, Riff - Rough Sketch

Post by astro64 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:56 am

Nice tune, not quite the sound of your Velazquez guitars, but I am sure it will do for amplified performances. ;)

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Re: Messier, Riff - Rough Sketch

Post by riffmeister » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:47 am

petermc61 wrote:
riffmeister wrote:
petermc61 wrote:Hi Riffy

Really lovely, as usual. I look forward to hearing your various sketches.

Bits of it do remind me of SI Beag Si Mor by Turlough O'Carolan. I wouldn't worry too much though, he has been dead for 378 years!

Cheers
Peter
Aha! I thought it sounded a bit too familiar to be mine!
How DARE he pre-emptively pinch a bit of your tune!!! I'm outgared!
I'll fire up the DeLorean and set that guy straight!

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Re: Messier, Riff - Rough Sketch

Post by Kent » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:17 pm

riffmeister wrote:
I'll fire up the DeLorean and set that guy straight!
Hey Riff, grab a couple Antonio de Torres guitars off the shelf on your way back!

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Re: Messier, Riff - Rough Sketch

Post by riffmeister » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:42 pm

Kent wrote:
riffmeister wrote:
I'll fire up the DeLorean and set that guy straight!
Hey Riff, grab a couple Antonio de Torres guitars off the shelf on your way back!
The trunk is small but I think they will fit!

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Re: Messier, Riff - Rough Sketch

Post by Brian M » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:32 pm

petermc61 wrote:Hi Riffy

Really lovely, as usual. I look forward to hearing your various sketches.

Bits of it do remind me of SI Beag Si Mor by Turlough O'Carolan. I wouldn't worry too much though, he has been dead for 378 years!

Cheers
Peter
It was my long-ago guitar teacher's rendition of Si Beag Si Mor that started me down the long nylon road. I knew that was the sound I wanted to make. Still working on it. :-)

This clip does sound lovely.

So I'm learning a lot: there are differences among the Cordoba dual pickups. That may be why I was surprised by the blechiness of the GK model in the Guitar Conglomerate store; it didn't sound *anything* like what I had heard from an undersaddle/internal mic blender setup that I had heard on a friend's steel-string, one of the fancier Taylors. But this clip sounds roughly comparable to the setup in my friend's Taylor.

Like so many things in life, "It depends what the definition of [sounding good] is." If [sounding good] means sounding good playing the Chaconne in a concert hall or recording studio, obviously never gonna happen with any internal pickup. But if [sounding good] means sounding good accompanying oneself on "Time in a Bottle" in a busy bar and grill, then this clip sounds really good.

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Re: Messier, Riff - Rough Sketch

Post by Kent » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:37 pm

Brian M wrote:. But if [sounding good] means sounding good accompanying oneself on "Time in a Bottle" in a busy bar and grill, then this clip sounds really good.
And in Riffs case, "Time On The Throttle"

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Re: Messier, Riff - Rough Sketch

Post by Brian M » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:46 pm

riffmeister wrote:
Kent wrote:
riffmeister wrote:
I'll fire up the DeLorean and set that guy straight!
Hey Riff, grab a couple Antonio de Torres guitars off the shelf on your way back!
The trunk is small but I think they will fit!
Also pick up a few dozen straight-grain Dalbergia nigra sets while you're back there. And plant some trees in a secluded location to be revealed in the future.

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